Today is President’s Day in the good old USA. In honor of that, we are bringing back one of our favorite post of the past: our President’s Day Quiz. Test your knowledge … and find out who loved watches.
President’s Day Quiz Questions:
1 – A) What President was the first to refuse (initially) to accept his salary?
B) Which other President declined his salary?
2- Who was the first president to be born in a hospital?
3 – Who was our shortest president?
4- Who immediately gave away and never wore a Rolex watch from Marilyn Monroe?
5- Which President’s likeness (in the form of a drawing) was used in a Heuer ad?
6- Who reportedly wore a Timex while in office?
7- What was the most popular clock given to US presidents?
8- Which Rolex watch is nicknamed the President and why?
9- What was the most coveted alarm watch owned by multiple presidents?
10- What watch did former President Barak Obama wear in his official portrait completed upon his departure from office?
President’s Day Quiz Answers:
1– A) George Washington at first refused to take his salary (but later accepted his $25,000 pay).
B) President Trump refused to accept his salary, and, instead, has been donating each quarter’s salary to a different department or cause.
2- Jimmy Carter
3 – James Madison was 5’4”
4- John F. Kennedy
5 – Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th president)
6 – Our 42nd president, Bill Clinton, was regularly seen wearing a Timex Ironman watch
7- Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos
8- The Day-Date, introduced in 1956 and given to Dwight D. Eisenhower (although, in the current day lineup, the name President is given to a Rolex bracelet)
9 – Vulcain Cricket
10- After completing their final term, each U.S. President has a portrait painted of themselves that will grace the walls of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. In his portrait, former President Barack Obama is wearing a Rolex.